A medical practice has been forced to closed its doors after positive results for Covid-19.

The decision has been made to not hold any face-to-face appointments at Appleby Medical Centre after a small number of positive tests for Covid-19.

A spokesman for the practice said: "Remote appointments carry on as usual, and anyone who needs a face to face appointment will be seen by colleagues at Temple Sowerby Medical Practice.

"The issue was picked up quickly because of strict infection prevention measures and processes put in place to protect patients and staff, which have proved effective.

"The practice is working with Public Health colleagues who emphasise that risks to patients are very low.

"They will be contacting everyone who may have had contact with anyone confirmed covid positive with precautionary advice.

"This stresses the risks are low as the surgery team was following infection prevention processes, including exercising social distancing and wearing appropriate PPE."